St. Patrick’s Day Science

Use Leprechauns, gold, and rainbows to get your kids pumped about STEM this St. Patrick’s Day.

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Fizzing Pot O’ Gold You can purchase these little black cauldrons from the Dollar Tree if you don’t have some leftover from Halloween already. Then add food coloring, baking soda, vinegar, and gold glitter and have fun watching a chemical reaction.

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Leprechaun Ice Melt Use this opportunity to teach your littles about the changes of state that water goes through when you put it in the freezer. Then they can enjoy a fun sensory experience while retrieving the ‘gold’ coins.

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Polishing Leprechaun Gold Okay, so they’re just pennies and a lesson on oxidation, but I won’t tell if you won’t.

Rainbow Skittles Experiment A delicious way to taste the rainbow and learn about stratification.

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Rainbow Water Density Experiment This experiment is super sweet! No, literally, all you need is sugar, water, and food coloring.

There may not be a pot of gold at the end of this paper towel rainbow, but it’s still a fun way to learn about capillary action with your kids.

Hopefully all this leprechaun STEM magic has gotten your kids excited about science whether it’s St. Paddy’s Day or not!





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